Chances are that if you have a health conscious friend, they’ve rattled about the health benefits of organic food, the way we might recite the 10 commandments! But it’s not unwarranted considering organic as the buzzword these days when it comes to food and lifestyles.
In today's time, most of us are cautious about our health and few eateries with their wholesome menu are pushing us towards a healthier lifestyle. Keeping this in mind, organic restros are changing the dine-out scenes in Mumbai with their healthy offerings! Think gluten-free alternatives and vegan beverages competing against gluttonous joints that have crowded the lanes for long.
From wholesome fresh salads to guilt-free desserts, these 3 eateries in Bandra are making sure that you get your dose of healthy nosh without settling for bland flavours.
Tucked away in a corner this cafe serves us the idea of 'health meets taste', which flourishes like no other in the vicinity! The rustic wooden walls coupled with hand-drawn graphics boasts the quirk appeal of the place and you’ll feel like staying a little longer. While you’re here and confused about the menu, you should definitely be ordering the Herb Roasted Baby Jacket Potatoes, Kheema Pav, Hot Chocolate and their Granola Bowl with Seasonal Fruits! They also have a gluten-free menu so we don’t see a reason why you should be skipping this hub on your cheat day.
Location: Shop 1-5, Waroda Road, Hill Road, Bandra West
Timings: 9:30am – 11pm
Cost: ₹1,400 for two people (approx.)
This place offers appetizing organic meals and snacks ranging from Buckwheat Pancakes and Chocolate Granola to Sourdough Bread and Baked Eggs! This cute eatery offers some of the best wholesome breakfast options in town and they’re good enough to make you wanna wake early for a breakfast sesh here. Their variety of signature salads and sandwiches makes for a great brunch menu or you can quickly grab a meal on-the-go. Try out their Chicken and Avocado Caesar Salad, Blue Tokai Cold Brew Coffee and the epic Powerhouse Smoothie with cocoa and banana base and you won’t stop drooling for days.
Location: 8/9, Gasper Enclave, St. John Street, Pali Naka, Opposite Gold’s Gym, Pali Hill, Bandra West
Timings: 9am – 11pm
Cost: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.)
The Sequel has become one of the trendiest cafés in Mumbai, with their imported ingredients and ikat upholstery! If you’re a salad junkie, it’ll be almost borderline blasphemous if you don’t try out their Red Pirate Salad which is a mix of quinoa, kale, roasted baby beets, roasted baby carrots, roasted chickpeas, red apples and prunes. The Autumn Afternoon Salad is also another alternative for your salad cravings, made with the goodness of organic kale, zucchini, grated carrots and roasted chickpeas, tossed in a lovely dressing of organic extra virgin oil, raw honey and lime.
Location: Shop 2, Solace, 33rd Road, Near Eye Max, Pali Hill, Bandra West
Timings: 8am – 10:30pm
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.)
We do know that healthy food comes with its own costs and honestly, we’re not immune to the infectious optimism that we’ll be losing weight someday, Insha’Allah. But following an exercise regime should help along with cutting out on junk food but you can always grab a meal here while at it. These ‘meals’ won’t really count as ‘cheat meals’ because they’re not too fattening!